Dancing On Ice's Ian 'H' Watkins and Matt Evers are spotted training together

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Ian ‘H’ Watkins and Matt Evers were seen training for Dancing On Ice for the first time since news emerged they are the show's first ever same-sex dance couple.

The former Steps star and the skating professional, both 43, were working hard on their craft as they zipped around the ice while performing complex moves.

The rehearsal appeared to be a successful as they larked around on the ice and flitted between incredibly complex moments to side-splitting laughs. 

Incredible: Ian ‘H’ Watkins and Matt Evers were seen training for Dancing On Ice for the first time since news emerged they are the show's first ever same-sex dance couple

Incredible: Ian ‘H’ Watkins and Matt Evers were seen training for Dancing On Ice for the first time since news emerged they are the show's first ever same-sex dance couple

It was revealed last month that Ian, who is openly gay, is set to make history on the ITV ice dancing competition when it airs next year, and he’s been partnered with Matt making the request himself.

A source said: 'After conversations with the Dancing on Ice production team, H enquired as to the possibility of being paired with a male professional skater.

'Dancing on Ice were fully supportive of a same-sex partnership and as such this year H will be paired with Matt Evers.'

'Dancing on Ice were fully supportive of a same-sex partnership and as such this year H will be paired with Matt Evers.' 

Handsy: The former Steps star and the skating professional, both 43, were working hard on their craft as they zipped around the ice while performing complex moves

Handsy: The former Steps star and the skating professional, both 43, were working hard on their craft as they zipped around the ice while performing complex moves

Larking around: The duo were throwing themselves into the routines with passion

Check me out: Ian and Matt were intensely moving

Larking around: The duo were throwing themselves into the routines with passion 

Teehee! The duo were having a giggle while performing the show

Teehee! The duo were having a giggle while performing the show

The insider added to The Sun: 'It’s a huge moment in TV history. A lot of viewers will be watching and the hope is it might set a trend.' 

H is set to be partnered with American Matt who has been skating on the show since it began in 2006 and came out as gay in 2018.

When contacted by MailOnline for comment, a representative for Dancing On Ice said: 'We won't be commenting on speculation around the Dancing on Ice pairings until closer to the new series in 2020.'

Be careful! Ian looked slightly terrified at one point as the moves got trickier

Be careful! Ian looked slightly terrified at one point as the moves got

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